The Northerner

From the perspective of Dr. John Alberti

President Ashish Vaidya with members of the English department.

Dr. John Alberti, Chair of the English Department

May 8, 2020

“So what can you do with an English major?” Reflecting on the past six weeks of teaching and learning under quarantine, this perennial question—one that makes English majors and teachers alike roll our eyes and sigh—has taken on a new relevance.  My usual answer is to, like a good En...

For student poet, the biggest risk is not taking one

Onyinye Uwolloh, a junior psychology major, uses haiku written in Pidgin English to draw parallels between her Nigerian roots and Herman Melville's

Noël Waltz, Reporter

February 6, 2019

From deciding to attend a university over 5,000 miles away from her home in Lagos, Nigeria, to the interdisciplinary challenges she took head on, Onyinye Uwolloh is no stranger to taking risks. The elemental logistics of scholarships and tuition weighed on Uwolloh’s decision to come to NKU, but...

Local poet makes impact on senior English major

Lauren Lombardo, Contributing writer

December 5, 2012

On Nov. 13, I had the privilege of attending Teneice Durrant Delgado’s poetry reading in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room at NKU. Delgado has published three chapbooks, most recently a collection of poems entitled “Burden of Solace.” Prior to her reading, the author provided a brief explanation regarding...

English grads host semester film series

Clara Lay and Brandon Barb, Staff writer and managing editor

August 30, 2012

Murder, blackmail and sex are ways to sell a movie today but moviegoers were treated to their fill of such things back in the 1940s and ‘50s with gritty detective films. Northern Kentucky University students will get a chance to experience at least one of those films during the Association of English...

Conversation partners build strong friendships

Hana Kim, Contributing writer

January 25, 2012

For an international student at Northern Kentucky University, a conversation partner is one of the key steps in making native speaking friends in an unfamiliar place. Through this partnership, American students can also gain an insight into another culture and a new friend. Conversation partners bring...

English opera breaks barriers

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011

One Northern Kentucky University professor is challenging common perceptions of opera. Grant Knox, an assistant professor of voice and opera, wove the show “An Evening of Opera in English” together by combining musical selections from eight different operas. The show has one set that takes...

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